2012/2013 Noontime Series

Sponsored by: Compuware

Attention Music Aficionados:

Detroit summers are memorable for lots of wonderful outdoor concerts with beautiful music of all genres.  As the seasons change, we invite you to come inside and enjoy some great music with us at the Skillman Library’s Noontime Concerts.  Breakaway from that ordinary lunchtime routine and join us every third Wednesday of the month from October through June.

Concerts start promptly at Noon

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Dennis Coffey

He has performed with music giants from the Motown era and beyond, but now we welcome him to the Compuware Noontime concert series stage.  Dennis Coffey’s career has spanned five decades and his virtuoso performance on his guitar is sure to thrill.  Join us as we welcome a Detroit guitar legend.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Thornetta Davis

Whatever Thornetta sings, the house and everybody in it will be rocking. And if you’ve never seen her perform, then you are in for a musical treat.  Davis sings the blues with energy and grace that leaves her listeners asking for more.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Tiffany DuMouchelle

Classically trained Soprano Tiffany DuMuochelle is the grand prize winner of the 2006 Mannes Concert Competition and recipient of the prestigious Richard F. Gold career grant.  Relax your mind, body and soul with the soothing sounds of this well known and musically versatile operatic songstress.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Captivating a room with the sultry sounds of his saxophone, the Yancyy experience will leave you craving more.  A saxophonist with over 20 years experience, Yancyy’s  artistry and versatility spans musical genres that includes jazz, classical, pop, rock, funk and hip hop. Join us for the experience we simply call Yancyy Live.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Paul Dozier

Multi-talented singer, songwriter, composer and musician, Paul Dozier plays the guitar, bass drums and saxophone like he invented the instruments.  His performances range from smooth jazz to contemporary Christian music. Dozier has performed all over the United States and the Caribbean.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Carl Cafagna Trio

Carl Cafagna leads a group of talented musicians in a thrilling performance of  the music of J.S. Bach, Vivaldi, Debussy, Scot Joplin, the Beatles and folk songs.  Come relax and enjoy  an hour of exquisite music from this remarkable group.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Great for the entire family, the Story Tellers are a treat for kids and those young at heart.  Blending great storytelling with music and percussion instruments,  this group entertains and educates simultaneously.  Kids will be thrilled to sing along while learning about musical instruments and their history.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Monica Blaire

Are you ready!  Join us for an unforgettable hour with this energetic young artist.  Monica will rock the house with her brand of funk, hip hop and soul.  Known for her ability to engage an audience, you will find yourself completely engaged dancing in the aisles.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Marion Hayden

Our season closes with a bang as we welcome the incomparable Marion Hayden.  This classically trained composer, entertainer, educator and one of a handful of female jazz bassists, will energize the crowd with her invigorating sound.  She is indeed a fitting act for the finale celebration of the Compuware Noontime Concert Series season.

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